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Stories for September 4, 2012

City Council Will Postpone Meeting Next Week Due To City Hall Renovations

Sept. 4
City News Service

The San Diego City Council will not resume its regularly scheduled meetings next week because of continuing renovation work in the City Administration Building, council President Tony Young announced today.

San Diego Republicans Have Slight Edge Over Democrats In Registered Voters

Sept. 4
By Katie Orr
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The political affiliation of registered voters San Diego County has swung back toward the right.

School District Opens Office To Process Requests From Undocumented Students

Sept. 4
By Adrian Florido
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The office will issue the school documents students need to qualify for the government's work permit and deportation reprieve program.

Lawrence Welk Precious Memories

Sept. 4
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"Lawrence Welk Precious Memories" is a two-hour PBS special that abounds with spiritual hymns, inspirational songs and gospel medleys reminding viewers of their shared family values based on loving and heartfelt beliefs. This nostalgic special will lift your spirits, heal your heart and take you into the safe haven of your past with promises for a brighter tomorrow.

California Legislators End Session on High Note

Sept. 4
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Republican Senator Ted Gaines both agree that this legislative session was one of the better ones.

San Diego-Based Marine Jet Crashes In Nevada

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The military is investigating the crash of a San Diego-based Marine F/A-18C Hornet in Nevada on September 1st. According to the Navy, the pilot ejected safely and was later treated and released at a Fallon, Nevada hospital. Both the pilot and the aircraft are assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Iran Plans To Sail Its Navy Warships Off U.S. Shores 'In A Few Years'

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Iran's Naval leader, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said on that country's state-owned television today that he plans to have Iranian warships sailing off the coast of the United States "in the next few years."

Eduardo Arellano-Felix Pleads Not Guilty

Sept. 4
KELLY WHEELER, City News Service
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An alleged member of the notorious Arellano-Felix drug cartel, who's accused of drug trafficking, money laundering, racketeering and ordering at least three killings in the 1990s, pleaded not guilty to federal charges today and was ordered held without bail.

NOVA: Hubble's Amazing Rescue

Sept. 4
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In May 2009, NASA sent a shuttle crew on a risky mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. Hubble has enthralled scientists and the public by capturing deep views of the cosmos and a wealth of data from distant galaxies. Now the astronaut servicing team must carry out the first ever in-space repairs of Hubble's defective instruments, a task that requires ingenious engineering fixes and the most intensive spacewalk program of any NASA mission. From training to launch, NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.

San Diego Zoo Parking Lot Goes Solar

Sept. 4
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego Zoo will get a system of solar panels that will provide energy for five vehicle charging stations. It will also provide shade for up to 50 cars in the parking lot.

Cal State Faculty Approves Four-Year Contract, Ending Contentious Bargaining

Sept. 4
Associated Press

California State University's unionized faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration.

Legislature Swamps Governor In Bills

Sept. 4
Midday Edition
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As per usual, a veritable whirlwind of legislation landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk at the close of the Legislative session last week, including many bills that were unread by the legislators voting on them. But this way of doing business may change.

NFL Partners With U.S. Army To Combat Brain Injuries (Video)

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The National Football League's regular season kicks off tomorrow with the New York Giants squaring off against the Dallas Cowboys. And in an effort to better deal with the problem of brain injuries among its players, the NFL is teaming up with the U.S. Army to better understand the brain damage both football tackles and battlefield combat can cause.

Soldier Dies In 'Non-Combat Related' Incident in Afghanistan

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, 23, died September 2nd, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan from a non-combat related incident, according to the Department of Defense. No specifics as to the cause of death were released.

NAFTA: Birth Of A Free Trade World

Sept. 4
By Devin Browne, Jill Replogle
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The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the leaders of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada 20 years ago, strengthening our business ties, disrupting labor and changing the nature of our supermarkets.

First Day Of School For San Diego Unified Students

Sept. 4
By Kyla Calvert and City News Service
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The new school year began Tuesday for children who attend class in the San Diego Unified School District.

Can Obama 'Reintroduce Hope' At Convention?

Sept. 4
Midday Edition
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It's been a rough four years since Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination during a celebratory Denver convention that launched the freshman Illinois senator to the White House.